This hybrid yew cultivar is a semi-dwarf, dense, spreading, evergreen shrub which typically grows in a mound to 90-110cm (3-3.5 feet) tall but spreads to 150-200cm (5-6.5 feet) wide. Yews are classified as conifers, but female plants (yews are dioecious) produce red, fleshy, single-seeded fruit instead of cones. 'Densiformis' is a female cultivar. Lustrous, dark green, thin-needled foliage. The popular Taxus x media hybrid cultivars are crosses between Japanese yews (Taxus cuspidata) and English yews (Taxus baccata).